Be careful WCG splinter groups, because you might be attacked by demons from under a Christmas tree, if you happen to be near. Of course "family time" playing volleyball at Christmas time was designed to draw members of splinter groups away from the "danger" of being contaminated by Christmas and those who participate in this harmless custom.
In my whole lifetime, I have yet to see a "demon" come out of a Christmas tree and jump on a human being. I have yet to see God send down a lightening bolt out of heaven and zap people who celebrate Christmas. I have never seen children terrorized by God for opening Christmas presents.
I have however seen WCG splinter groups, as a result of their parent church, send lightening bolts of FEAR into their members for even thinking that Christmas is anything but Satanic. When was the last time God appeared to any WCG splinter group member and told them they are going to forfeit eternal life if they celebrate Christmas? Never of course, but the leaders will quote one verse from the Old Testament and cause their members to believe that totem poles in ancient religious beliefs are trees and that they are devil worshipers if they put up a harmless Christmas tree, which is nothing more than a custom that has no consequence with God.
Is God the Creator so lacking in confidence, so lacking in self esteem and so insecure that He is "jealous" of a tree, with lights on it and decorated for human enjoyment? If so, then why is God not jealous of preachers who stand in pulpits and pretend that they speak for God? Church goers may not wrap pastors and preachers in lights and bow down to them, but they do worship them in a sense and think they are God's reps on earth. Is there any difference in thinking that your WCG splinter group head speaks for God and the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church?